It's time to continue our tour through the 2013 Titans draft class with the 202nd overall pick, CB Khalid Wooten. You can find my evaluation of seventh round pick S Daimion Stafford here.
Player name: Khalid Wooten
Height/Weight: 5'11 210
School/Class: Nevada, Redshirt Senior
Measurables: 4.43 40, 6.95 3 cone, 17 bench reps, 33.5" vertical jump, 9'09" broad jump
Workout with the Titans?: Yes
Junior year highlights + interview (second half of video)
- Has good size and strength for a press corner
- Great speed and agility returning kicks
- The ability to convert to safety if needed
- Shows the ability to execute a proper wrap up form tackle instead of going for the big hit
- He just finds the ball coming his way a lot (10 career picks and 20+ passes defensed)
- Good hip control, which allows him to turn and run quickly without losing a step on the outside receiver
- Not the best zone corner as he tends to have trouble locating the ball (outsmarts himself on occasion) once a receiver shows the route
- Recovery speed once in backpedal during off coverage is just a tick slower than what is required
How he fits the Titans:
Wooten probably won't challenge for the nickel role right away but can contribute on special teams as a return man. If he can pick up the system at a good pace, I can see him challenging either Tommie Campbell or Coty Sensabaugh for the fourth corner spot. I really like the fact that he can also return kicks, making Darius Reynaud and/or Marc Mariani obsolete and not long for this team. In Mariani's case, he brings nothing to the team as a receiver so his roster spot might be in serious jeopardy given the recent boost towards that position. I also like Wooten's potential a lot as the Titans have had some modicum of success digging up hidden late round gems in the secondary. The end result: I think he bumps Campbell off the roster as he's less prone to bonehead mistakes on special teams than Campbell can ever dream of being. Wooten has no character concerns that anyone is aware of as well.
He stood out to me as I was scouting his teammate, safety Duke Williams. The guy just naturally finds the ball in his hands more often than not. Nevada is an interesting program to watch as the defense was pretty solid, allowing a 55% pass completion rate but allowed a ton of big plays. The bowl game this past year was a ridiculous amount of offensive fireworks on both sides. It was the now famous Pistol offense against the Rich Rodriguez Air Raid offense.